Search Close Menu

Tag Search Result

Economic Conditions

Although the economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown is definitely not a “V” shape, it’s growing steadily – but don’t expect to be back where we were until mid-2022, said Jeffrey Rosensweig of Emory University.

Read more

Truck Freight Outlook Murky: FTR

Improvements in industrial production and housing may help drive a truck freight recovery, but spikes in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country and questions about what Congress may or may not do leave a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, according to analysts at FTR.

HDT Webinar to Explore Trucking Recovery from COVID-19

Pandemic lockdowns are easing and freight levels are increasing, but the COVID-19 virus is still out there, and it may take a while for the economy to recover. What does the future hold for our country’s economy and the trucking industry?

Trucking Loses 88,000 Jobs in April

More than 88,000 jobs disappeared in the truck transportation sector in April, a 5.8% drop from March, both the steepest drops on record – part of a record-setting 20.5 million job loss across the country, as the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 14.7%.

Freight Rates Plummet, Small Fleets Struggle

As stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across much of the country in the latter part of March, the level of freight available – and the rates to haul it – plummeted. This means many of the smallest companies that make up the vast majority of motor carriers are seriously hurting.